Arona, Tenerife
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Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

1. Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

Climb aboard for a 2.5-hour kayaking adventure in Tenerife and get up close and personal with dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Observe the amazing creatures from a vessel that does not frighten them or disturb their natural habitat. Be surrounded by pods of up to 30 dolphins that sometimes put on a show by jumping high into the air. Home to up to 5 different species of dolphins, including bottlenose dolphins, the waters just off the island’s coast are ideal to marvel at these lovable creatures. While the bottlenose dolphins are the easiest to spot, other species inhabit the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including rough-toothed dolphins, striped dolphins, and common dolphins. As wild animals, views cannot be guaranteed, but there is a 95% chance that you will encounter the animals on your trip. Get an optional swimming break and snorkel with turtles and bull rays in a bay only accessible by kayak as a bonus. Usually, within a few minutes, curious turtles arrive and get very close, swimming around and in between you. Also, bull rays regularly glide elegantly along the sea bed underneath you.

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Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

2. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Your experience will begin with as you enjoy a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Whilst you enjoy your beverage, you can begin to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following that, security instructions and general information about the jet ski will be given. It will then be time to go, as your 1 or 2-hour small-group excursion begins. You can discover the San Miguel and Arona Coast, the Yellow Mountains, the Red Mountains, Palm Mar Cave, and a fish farm, depending on the tour duration chosen. Whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish are often encountered during the ride, and picture breaks are offered in the best spots in order to give you the opportunity to forge unforgettable memories.

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Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

3. Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Head out onto the beautiful clear waters surrounding Tenerife and discover the magic of this beautiful island. Spend time kayaking across the ocean taking in the scenery as you go passed the rocks of Palm Mar. See huge caves and the stunning, sweeping coastline. Stop to snorkel in the blue waters and discover a vast world of fish and other marine inhabitants, a perfect opportunity to know the ocean life of Tenerife. Sometimes on the way back, dolphins swim passed adding to the magic of the afternoon. Make friends with the turtles who live here as you explore this underwater paradise. 

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Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

4. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

First, choose from an optional pickup from your hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or make your own way to the meeting point at the port. The skipper will welcome you aboard the Cruz del Sur, a spacious 14-meter yacht. Listen as he explains the itinerary of the excursion and gives some information about safety measures. Then, set off to explore the whale and dolphin sighting area off the coast of Tenerife.  As you sail, keep your eyes peeled for these wonderful marine creatures. If you're lucky, you may even see some turtles. After spotting the wildlife, approach the coast and anchor the boat. Enjoy the opportunity to bathe or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters whilst the crew prepares lunch. Snorkeling equipment is provided.  For lunch, enjoy a delicious spread of typical, local food. Later, return to the port, sailing along the coastline and admiring the protected natural site of Punta de Rasca. Arrive at the port and bid farewell to the crew. Either your tour concludes, or you can benefit from the return transfer back to your hotel by selecting the option with hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

5. Tenerife: Private Amarilla Golf Zodiac Boat Tour

Start your journey with a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Your instructor will then help you to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following security instructions and general information about your trip, it is time to cruise out to the sea. A captain will always be present during the small group tour. Depending on the selected duration of your tour, you will discover breathtaking places of Tenerife including San Miguel, the Arona Coast, Yellow Mountains, Red Mountains, Punta Rasca Palm Mar Cave, and a visit to a fish farm.  If you’re lucky, you may encounter whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish during the ride. The captain will stop in the best picture spots for you to capture some memories of your tour of Tenerife.

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What people are saying about Arona, Tenerife

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 454 reviews

The Capital are supper nice. They also patiently explained everything for us. Like the habits for dolphins and whales. And luckily we saw them with their help. The snacks on the boat also are tasty. Conclude: excellent experience. Really recommend.

It was very nice experience. We like it a lot. We were 2 on the same jetski and took turns at driving. The snorkling was fun as well. The 2 hour package is worth the money. It was beautiful scenery, espacially Mount Teide.

Me and my 12 year old son had a blast, saw two turtles and many beautiful fishes. Highly recommend and totally worth the money. Our guide was both fun and informational!

Even though the weather was miserable and we didn’t get to see much wildlife, the guides were excellent and it was an enjoyable ride on the ocean waves nonetheless

such a great experience, dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Excellent and professional guide David. Would go again and again!